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No subway service, December 3 and 4:
Downsview to Wilson



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The TTC is closing the 1 Yonge - University subway line between Downsview and Wilson stations this weekend, Saturday, December 3 and Sunday, December 11, while crews upgrade the signal system and maintain the tracks.

While this section of the subway is closed, Line 1 trains operate only between Finch and Wilson stations. Shuttle buses replace subway service north of Wilson. Since PRESTO fare-card devices are not yet available on all buses, be sure to carry tokens, tickets or cash in case the bus that picks you up is not yet PRESTO-ready.

Regular subway service resumes 6 a.m. December 5.


Wheel-Trans buses will be available at Lawrence West Station for passengers who need accessible transit. Northbound passengers needing accessible service should exit the subway at Lawrence West, which has an elevator. You can ask for the Wheel-Trans bus by speaking with a supervisor at Downsview or Lawrence West stations.


Crews are working on the TTC’s new automatic train control signal system (or ATC), while this part of the subway is closed. According to a TTC news release, “When installation is complete in 2019, ATC will result in a more modern and reliable signal system that will allow for a 25 per cent increase in the number of trains operating on Line 1.”


The TTC previously closed this part of the subway this year :

This is the last time this year that the TTC is planning to close parts of Line 1 over a weekend.


Subway-replacement shuttle buses

(The TTC has not confirmed routing information. We’ve based this part of the post on information that the TTC has provided during previous closures of this and other nearby sections of the line.)

Southbound buses start their trips in Downsview Station, then proceed:

southward along William R. Allen Road;
west- and southward along Transit Road;
to Wilson Station bus terminal,
ending their trips.

Northbound buses likely reverse the southbound routing.